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NEWHAVEN HERITAGE is very grateful to local artist Johnathan Elders who owns the old Police Box on Pier Place down by the harbour and lets us use it on Saturdays. You can be sure to find one of our team members who would be happy to engage with you about matters Bow-Tow.
Such is the interest we experience each time we are present, we would like to transform the old police box into a little museum by mounting magnetic information boards onto the metal structure. The panels would cover many topics of interest about the village’s history such as the Fishmarket, the lighthouse, the Fishermen’s Kirk, and so on.
Inside the police box, we will run a rolling slide show of the images in the archives of Newhaven Heritage on a continuous loop for visitors to watch and enjoy.
In 2019, we reached agreement with Edinburgh Council to allow us to digitise the school records and log books of Victoria Primary School from 1900 until 1919. The agreement didn’t cover putting these online but the facsimiles of the record books will be able to be examined when Newhaven Heritage team members are present at the Poice Box.
In this way, we can continue to promote Newhaven’s rich history and heritage.
Of course all this takes money, money that we don’t have at present.
The anticipated cost is £1200 but, regrettably, any of the funders to which we could have applied are not available to us due to the current coronavirus situation. Their efforts are, understandably, focused on charitable organisations like ours who already have premises and existing commitments. The obvious potential benefactors are putting their resources into helping struggling charities survive.
This would mean that in the short term, this work could not be done. And yet we feel that life must go on and every little inch of progress contributes towards another milestone on the road to normality.
Any amount would be appreciated but we will have an acknowledgement board inside the police box for donations in excess of £50 for those that are happy for their names to be displayed.. We would also be grateful if donors who live in the UK and who are eligible could allow us to collect Gift Aid on their donation. This would add a further 25% to the amount given and help speed us on our way to Edinburgh’s Wee-est Museum.
Pressing the button above will take you to our secure payment platform, jumblebee.com. If eligible, please consider allowing us to claim Gift Aid which will increase your donation by 25% at no extra cost to yourself.
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